Estrogen Levels

Estrogen is the primary sex hormone that is produced by the ovaries. This hormone is responsible for sexual development in girls, controls the growth of the uterine lining, and regulates glucose metabolism and body weight. As a result, a rise or fall in estrogen levels can result in various symptoms.

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Why am I bleeding continuously for three weeks after missing a dose of a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I was prescribed a birth control pill to stop an ovarian cyst about two months ago. I have been taking the pill regularly, but I missed a day. I have been sexually active. I have now been bleeding for three weeks without a stop. My doctor told me to stop taking the pill until the blee...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Please do not get stressed out. You are fine. All this while, you have been trying to control the symptoms of the cyst, when the real cause of this cyst, which is anovulation is still present. Let me explain. You are not pregnant. I say this becau...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

What happens in the perimenopausal stage?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 49-year-old female. She feels tired and weary of getting more blood loss during periods, and there has been more pain in the last two days. This year, it is the third time of getting more frequent blood during the periods. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, as your mother is in the perimenopausal stage. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see the endometrial thickness and get D and C (Dil...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods after stopping regular birth control pills. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on birth control for about six years. I stopped it before four months. I have not had my period since then, and I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or a regular thing. Also, before taking pills, my periods were irregular.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the culprit here is your weight. At this young age of 28 years, you BMI (body mass index) is in obesity range. Increase in body fat especially in the mid-segment of the body, around waist, thighs and breasts is not a healthy sign. This fat gets converted t...  Read Full »

Do my test results correlate with my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have substantial focal hair loss. Three blood tests have been taken, and the results are high in SHBG, but normal levels of testosterone. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other medicine aside from DHEA, which was recently prescribed. DHEA low and proteins are also low. Is there...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have normal DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estrogen levels? I am asking this since you have elevated SBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). You can have hair loss with excess DHT or estrogen. Revert with the details to an internal medicine physician online --> h...  Read Full »

What does high estrogen levels in males cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an estrogen level of 312 pg/ml on an estrogen, total, serum test. The normal range for males is 60-190 pg/ml. I have high T3 levels as well. I am a male. I have had mood swings, aggressive reactions, fight or flight response, depression, etc. This has been continuing for quite s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I will like to know if you are taking any testosterone supplements as the main source of estrogen in males? Testosterone conversion to estrogen can increase the levels, alcohol...  Read Full »

Will Progestin medication for endometriosis result in hormone variation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I am taking 0.5 mg Dienogest orally twice daily. I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, exercise-induced asthma, and suspected endometriosis. I have had a lot of trouble talking to a doctor where I live who is knowledgeable about endometriosis. I thu...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. The symptoms you have described are typically suggesting of pelvic endometriosis. Dienogest is a hormone that suppresses the symptoms and prevents excess endometrial growth.  Read Full »

Is it good to avoid oral contraceptive pills after 40 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question. Estrogen shows cardioprotective effect before menopause. But, it increases the risk of CVS diseases if taken in oral contraceptive pills. And, they say that oral contraceptive pills should be avoided after 40 years because of CVS complications. I am not getting it....  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Natural estrogen is cardioprotective as it increases the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and decreases the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is believed to be the initiator of atherosclerosis. Estradiol and other estrogens are...  Read Full »

Is it normal for the testicles to shrink?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my husband. He is 31 years. He is 5.11 feet in height and weighs about 180 lbs. He is an overall healthy man. He had a huge testicle on one side, whereas the other one is in regular size. He never thinks much of it and says they are pretty much like that for...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to say that it is very commendable that your husband is as much aware of his testicle. Usually, people do not notice the difference in the size of testicles unless it is very significant. I believe that difference would have been significant i...  Read Full »

Why do I get more vaginal discharge while on patch contraception?

Query: Hi doctor,I am on the Evra patch contraception. My problem is I am experiencing irregular and high volume of discharge while using the patch. And, when I stop using the patch the discharge becomes normal. What could be the possible cause for this issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are taking patch as contraception, it is a combination of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. Both can affect the normal vaginal secretions in combination. In normal menses, during the first 14 days only estrogen is secreted by the body. In the second 14 days, ...  Read Full »

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